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A friend of mine has his grandfathers Rem 700 in .243 and has no need for it. It was purchased in the early 80's, and hasn't seen much use in the last 15 or so years. We're both not sure what it could fetch on the open market. Any ideas? gun is in "good" shape, the stock looks like it's been dragged over a fence or two, no rust.
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probally not as much as the memories it brings back...
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I agree with silver, you'll never be able to replace the rifle or the memories for what proceeds you get for the rifle, which is probably in the $250-$425.00 range.  Just wouldn't be worth selling to me.  If nothing else, pass it on to another family member or close freind.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

I agree with silver, you'll never be able to replace the rifle or the memories for what proceeds you get for the rifle, which is probably in the $250-$425.00 range.  Just wouldn't be worth selling to me.  If nothing else, pass it on to another family member or close freind.
 
hhhmmm... well, the person he'd sell it to is ME, and he has a cousin who he dislikes whos husband wants a free rifle, but he doesn't want to give it to the guy. He'd be more comfortable if I had it, just to know it went to a good home. We're just trying to figure out a reasonable price to pay.
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I don't usually care so much about the stock.....unless part of it is missing or cracked.... I'm more concerned about the bore!  If I were in your shoes, I'd visit some "local" places that sell used guns and see what they are asking.  Don't forget pawn shops too, they are great sources!  You might have to inquire about what they would actually take and not just what they have it marked at....... you can say you are looking for a friend or getting gift ideas to give to your spouse(doesn't matter if you actually have a spouse).
 
I have done this several times and its not too hard.  Good luck!
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

I don't usually care so much about the stock.....unless part of it is missing or cracked.... I'm more concerned about the bore!  If I were in your shoes, I'd visit some "local" places that sell used guns and see what they are asking.  Don't forget pawn shops too, they are great sources!  You might have to inquire about what they would actually take and not just what they have it marked at....... you can say you are looking for a friend or getting gift ideas to give to your spouse(doesn't matter if you actually have a spouse).
 
I have done this several times and its not too hard.  Good luck!
Thanks. Yeah, I'm concerned about the bore too, and how well he cleaned it prior to it sitting for soo long. We're good friends, and I think he'll almost give it to me for nothing, I just don't want to be a dick and offer him nothing.  Are there other areas to be concerned about when looking at 700s? My BIL has a 788 and has read that it doesn't handle hot loads over prolonged periods because the action is not sturdy enough. I haven't read that about the 700 though.
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You don't ever have to worry about an M700 action regarding the .243.
If you can get it for $250 you will be doing quite well.
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250$ plus is about the going price right now.I have been looking for one for my 9year old to start hunting with next year and that about the cheapest I have found one.I see ton's come thru the shop weekly and they are all about the same priced 250+

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the 788 isnt chambered in anything thats going to blow the action up because its loaded hot that action design is actually very strong its the bolt handle thats weak. reguardless of that pay him $450 and enjoy it!
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I'm thinking $250 sounds a little low unless its rough and I think high end would be about  $ 325. if it is close to mint condition. If you are thinking about buying it ask him if  you can shoot it to see  how it shoots to see if you want it. then decide based on condition and performance if it's at the $250 end of the scale or the $325 end of the scale.  Eaven if it has a rough stock and the barrel needs to be re barreled the action alone has value to someone building a rifle. You might decide to re barrel it to a 260 or 308 or 7mm08 etc.

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 It may be coincidence, but the 700s from the 60s, 70s and 80s I've shot sure seemed to have a higher degree of fit and finish than the ones the factory has been puking out lately.
 Am I mistaken or does anybody agree?
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give you 250.00
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 It may be coincidence, but the 700s from the 60s, 70s and 80s I've shot sure seemed to have a higher degree of fit and finish than the ones the factory has been puking out lately.
 Am I mistaken or does anybody agree?
I went to sheels over the weekend with my brother in law and played around with about a dozen different 700s they had for sale, new and used. $350 was the low end, and there were plenty of used ones in the $500-$600 range, but I can't say any of them were in great shape. I think the prices on them were wishful thinking. $350 might be the going rate, but it's not worth that to me. I guess it comes down to how much is it worth to you personally.
The finish on the metal bits of the older ones seems to be better (bluing on the barrel, more parts are polished than bead blast finish), but the stocks look better today. The actions on the used ones I felt were sloppier than the new ones.  Of course, I wasn't able to shoot them so maybe the new ones get sloppy pretty quick.
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Originally posted by hunterken8 hunterken8 wrote:

give you 250.00
OK.. I don't have anything to sell (My friend is going to sell this gun to me someday), but I'll take the $250.. thanks!
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I'm thinking $250 sounds a little low unless its rough and I think high end would be about  $ 325. if it is close to mint condition. If you are thinking about buying it ask him if  you can shoot it to see  how it shoots to see if you want it. then decide based on condition and performance if it's at the $250 end of the scale or the $325 end of the scale.  Eaven if it has a rough stock and the barrel needs to be re barreled the action alone has value to someone building a rifle. You might decide to re barrel it to a 260 or 308 or 7mm08 etc.
I'm not too concerned about the stock, because I'm going to put a varmint/benchrest type stock on it.  I think we've established what a reasonable price to pay for it is, and the amount I'll pay is somewhere between that and free.. he doesn't shoot, hasn't shot it for 20 years, and simply wants to be rid of it. In fact, he's sending it to me as we speak without ever deciding on what I'll pay for it.
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Marvin, it sounds to me that your friend doesn't care about the money! Thank him, accept his gift for what it is, maybe buy him something you know he'll use or at least like. and go on.  
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Marvin, it sounds to me that your friend doesn't care about the money! Thank him, accept his gift for what it is, maybe buy him something you know he'll use or at least like. and go on.  
He doesn't, any money he gets just goes towards another motorcycle.. which he could buy now if he felt like it. Money isn't really an issue, it's more just about being fair. A gentlemen's agreement, if you will. I once paid for some truck parts from a friend with a bottle of single malt scotch. That's what we agreed on.
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Originally posted by marvinbeaverdip marvinbeaverdip wrote:

Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Marvin, it sounds to me that your friend doesn't care about the money! Thank him, accept his gift for what it is, maybe buy him something you know he'll use or at least like. and go on.  
He doesn't, any money he gets just goes towards another motorcycle.. which he could buy now if he felt like it. Money isn't really an issue, it's more just about being fair. A gentlemen's agreement, if you will. I once paid for some truck parts from a friend with a bottle of single malt scotch. That's what we agreed on.
 
I have a bike on the market now.Maybe we can swap a few guns for a bike ro work something out if interested.
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